Lil, the badass boss at Coyote Ugly based on real-life owner Liliana Lovell, doesn’t take any crap from customers and she’s not one for second chances—but she sees an underlying current of toughness in Violet and gives her another shot at proving herself worthy of the tailored crop-top. Similar to How BaywatchSwimsuits were specially designed for actresses. Coyote – UglyIt was shown in its original way.

Bello, in a disappointing turn all-too common, revealed that Variety She was 32 when she was “too old to be a dancing bartender.”

“I had been arguing for it since I was working at Hogs and Heifers. So I asked, ‘Why don’t you dance?” She recalled. “And then I was told I was too elderly. It is true that the movie was done by men. The movie was run by male directors, producers and all males. I have no idea where this information came from but it came to me. The situation was very different then. It was different back then. I can remember fighting about it but not winning.”

Bello’s film resume has since been packed with complex, robust roles in The CoolerThe History of ViolenceThanks for stopping by to smoke! and Prisoners, as well as a bit of fun in the likes of Grown Ups. She has continued to mix TV in with her movies, starring with Kiefer Sutherland in Touch, going toe to toe with Billy Bob Thornton in Goliath and for awhile test-driving the detective role Helen Mirren made famous in an Americanized version of Prime Suspect.

She joined the cast of NCIS in 2017. Her fiancée is chef Dominique Crenn, the only female chef in America who holds three Michelin stars, is based.

And redemption came one night when Bello was in Johannesburg, South Africa,And visited a gallery that had an upstairs bar that hosted Coyote – Ugly nights. “So I went to it and surprised the crowd and did a little speech and song and danced on the bar,” she told Variety.

We’re sure the patrons enjoyed it.